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What is pipeschannels.com?
Research shows that users often visit pipeschannels.com inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems without permission. Furthermore, PUPs deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually record user-system information relating to browsing activity.
What is default-search.net?
The default-search.net website (created by Linkey Inc.) is promoted using browser hijackers that infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads.
After successful installation, this adware modifies browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields to default-search.net At time of research, this website redirected to yahoo.com causing no security issues, however, creators of this browser hijacker have control over these redirects and are able to change them to other locations at any time.
Having adware such as this installed on your Internet browsers can result in serious malware and virus infections.
Common sources of browser hijackers are free software download websites that employ 'download clients' - small programs used to manage the process of free software download and to monetize these freeware downloads by offering installation of various advertised browser extensions.
What is You have a ZEUS virus?
"You have a ZEUS virus" is a fake error message displayed by a rogue website. It is very similar to Hacking Alert, Cyber Security Warning, Hard Disk Failure, and a number of other fake error messages. Users are redirected to this site by a number of potentially unwanted adware-type programs (PUPs).
These programs infiltrate the system during installation of regular apps. Following infiltration, adware-type apps deliver intrusive online advertisements, monitor users' web browsing activity and, in this case, cause unwanted browser redirects.
What is Critical Error?
"Critical Error" is a fake pop-up error claiming that the system has been infected. This pop-up is displayed by a malicious website that is often visited by users inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Research reveals that these apps infiltrate systems without consent (bundling method).
As well as causing redirects, PUPs also gather data relating to Internet browsing activity and continually deliver intrusive online advertisements.
What is Plusnetwork.com?
The Plusnetwork.com website is promoted through Messenger Plus! Community toolbars. Users who install this toolbar without closely inspecting each installation window are redirected to the Plusnetwork.com website each time they start their Internet browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome).
Furthermore, after installation of this toolbar, each new tab opened within browsers is redirected to Plusnetwork.com. The Messenger Plus! Community toolbar is installed when computer users download and install the Messenger Plus! software (free extension) for Windows Live Messenger or for Skype.
What is RarGenie?
RarGenie is a rogue application that supposedly eases the process of file compression. Initially, RarGenie may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) display of intrusive advertisements, and; 3) monitoring of web browsing activity.
What is Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected?
"Malicious Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected" is a deceptive pop-up error message displayed by a malicious website that developers often visit inadvertently - they are redirected by various potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). These applications are distributed using the "bundling" method and infiltrate systems without consent.
As well as causing unwanted redirects, PUPs also deliver intrusive online advertisements and continually record various user-system information relating to Internet browsing activity.
What is ezy-search.com?
Developers present ezy-search.com as a "top-notch" Internet search engine that generates improved results and provides quick access to various popular websites, thereby significantly enhancing the browsing experience. Judging on appearance alone, ezy-search.com barely differs from Yahoo, Bing, Google, and other legitimate search engines.
Therefore, many users believe that ezy-search.com is also legitimate and useful. In fact, developers promote this site by employing rogue download/installation set-ups that modify browser options without consent. In addition, ezy-search.com continually records various information relating to web browsing activity.
What is AdBlaster?
AdBlaster is a deceptive application that supposedly enhances the browsing experience by blocking advertisements displayed by various websites.
On initial inspection, AdBlaster may seem legitimate and useful, however, this app is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without consent; 2) display of intrusive advertisements, and; 3) tracking of browsing activity.
What is pwr-search.com?
According to developers, pwr-search.com is a "high-experience" Internet search engine that significantly enhances the browsing experience by generating improved results and providing quick access to various popular websites.
Judging on appearance alone, pwr-search.com may seem legitimate and useful, however, developers promote this site by employing rogue download/installation set-ups that modify browser options without consent. In addition, this rogue site records information relating to web browsing activity.
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